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Replication data for: Marrying Up: The Role of Sex Ratio in Assortative Matching

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  • Abramitzky, Ran
  • Delavande, Adeline
  • Vasconcelos, Luis
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  • Abstract

    We assemble a novel dataset to study the impact of male scarcity on marital assortative matching and other marriage market outcomes using the large shock that WWI caused to the number of French men. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we find that postwar in regions with higher mortality rates: men were less likely to marry women of lower social classes; men were more likely and women less likely to marry; out-of-wedlock births increased; divorce rates decreased; and the age gap decreased. These findings are consistent with men improving their position in the marriage market as they become scarcer. (JEL J12, J16, N34)
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    DOI: 10.1257/app.3.3.124 (Text)
  • Abramitzky, Ran, Adeline Delavande, and Luis Vasconcelos. “Marrying Up: The Role of Sex Ratio in Assortative Matching.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3, no. 3 (July 2011): 124–57.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.3.3.124 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Abramitzky, Ran; Delavande, Adeline; Vasconcelos, Luis (2011): Replication data for: Marrying Up: The Role of Sex Ratio in Assortative Matching. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.